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PHELPS FAMILY TO PROTEST FUNERALS OF VICTIMS OF THE MN 35W BRIDGE COLLAPSE

Posted on 08/05/2007 11:18:36 AM PDT by Brynn2007

I am writing about an issue that concerns me greatly. I reside in Southern MN and, like everyone in this area, was shocked and saddened by the recent tragedy that has occurred in Minneapolis. The Phelps Family of the Westboro Baptist Church (or "WBC") in Topeka, KS, the same who picketed funerals of fallen soldiers back from Iraq, plans to picket the funerals of the victims of the bridge collapse. I am severely outraged at this disrespectful display of hate, and I am certain that others would feel the same way were they to know of these plans. I am telling you this in hopes that this will be made public, and that others will be inspired to take legal and respectful action to deter any additional trauma to the families of these victims. Below is a link where you may find the flier that advertises the intentions of the "WBC" to protest and preach at the funerals of these innocent people.

http://www.godhatesfags.com/fliers/aug2007/20070802_minneapolis-bridge-collapse.pdf


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 35w; fredphelps; phelps; protest; wbc
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1 posted on 08/05/2007 11:18:42 AM PDT by Brynn2007
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To: Brynn2007

Is it a sin to pray for a virulent genetic disease to wipe out this as!wipe family?


2 posted on 08/05/2007 11:20:31 AM PDT by cammie
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To: cammie

I think so....but God has his own plan for these morons, so I am placing all my faith in Him.


3 posted on 08/05/2007 11:24:40 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( When are we going to draw a line a say"this far and no farther")
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To: MplsSteve; MNJohnnie; mplsconservative; WorkingClassFilth; ButThreeLeftsDo; DManA; ...

Ping!


4 posted on 08/05/2007 11:27:37 AM PDT by lesser_satan (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: Brynn2007
At least the Phelps are equal opportunity haters. They just about find any reason anywhere to spew their hatred and vicissitude. I don’t understand how these folks find men and women with which to reproduce...but then again the Neanderthals and Hillary found someone with which to mate.
5 posted on 08/05/2007 11:28:34 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Brynn2007
I wonder if the tree approves.


6 posted on 08/05/2007 11:29:28 AM PDT by ConservativeofColor
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To: Brynn2007

Some days, I wish I were a lawyer. I’d make it my entire job to defend people who beat up the Phelps family.


7 posted on 08/05/2007 11:30:13 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Can you count, suckas? I say the future is ours . . . if you can count.)
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To: Brynn2007

That whole bunch are vermin. (With all due respect to vermin)


8 posted on 08/05/2007 11:30:26 AM PDT by Aeronaut (Hebrews 13:4)
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To: ConservativeofColor

FWIW, I’d note that that picture is WAY old. Gore hasn’t been that thin in 20 years.


9 posted on 08/05/2007 11:30:45 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Can you count, suckas? I say the future is ours . . . if you can count.)
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To: Brynn2007

Homosexuals are causing bridges to collapse, cities to flood, hurricanes to strike, planes to fly into buildings, airliners to crash, and trains to wreck. How do they do it? Gays must be the most powerful group in history. I’m impressed.


10 posted on 08/05/2007 11:31:32 AM PDT by oyez (Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
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To: Brynn2007
What is the reasoning behind this? These people were not part of the government. WBC can "argue" that God caused the bridge to collapse to punish the US. But how does that make the people who died "at fault", so their funerals need to be protested?

For soldiers, it is that they are fighting for the US government and therefore somehow part of the "approval" of homosexuality by the US government. God caused 9/11 because the government approves of homosexuality. (I can only spend so much time on their website before I start throwing things at my monitor).
11 posted on 08/05/2007 11:32:04 AM PDT by Talking_Mouse (O Lord, destroy Islam by converting the Muslims to Christianity.)
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To: Brynn2007

The best thing would be for all forms of media to ignore them, and not parade their hateful spectacle before the whole world, which is their lifeblood.


12 posted on 08/05/2007 11:32:48 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Brynn2007
We need to pray for these lost misguided people.

shalom b'shem Yah'shua

13 posted on 08/05/2007 11:33:24 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: oyez
Homosexuals are causing bridges to collapse, cities to flood, hurricanes to strike, planes to fly into buildings, airliners to crash, and trains to wreck. How do they do it?

Silly, everybody knows that it's really the JOOZ, and Karl Rove.

14 posted on 08/05/2007 11:34:24 AM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Brynn2007
Paging the Patriot Guard

15 posted on 08/05/2007 11:35:07 AM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: cammie

I understand your feelings completely, so I’m praying for their repentance or being wiped out messily and painfully. I really do not want to be any of them on their particular judgment.


16 posted on 08/05/2007 11:35:23 AM PDT by Talking_Mouse (O Lord, destroy Islam by converting the Muslims to Christianity.)
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To: Talking_Mouse
What is the reasoning behind this? These people were not part of the government. WBC can "argue" that God caused the bridge to collapse to punish the US. But how does that make the people who died "at fault", so their funerals need to be protested?

Go here and read their press release. Be prepared to need a shower after doing so.

17 posted on 08/05/2007 11:35:34 AM PDT by Aeronaut (Hebrews 13:4)
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To: Xenalyte
And Robert KKK Byrd hasn't been a member of the KKK in years.

But I don't think that excuses the fact that he was once affiliated.

18 posted on 08/05/2007 11:36:23 AM PDT by ConservativeofColor
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To: oyez
Homosexuals are causing bridges to collapse, cities to flood, hurricanes to strike, planes to fly into buildings, airliners to crash, and trains to wreck. How do they do it? Gays must be the most powerful group in history. I’m impressed.

Homosexual dinosaurs caused the large impact that brought about their extinction.

Its curious that in their minds God would indirectly punish innocent people, vice just ordering a galactic meteor airstrike on San Francisco.

19 posted on 08/05/2007 11:37:48 AM PDT by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: Brynn2007

These people are sick degenerate assholes.


20 posted on 08/05/2007 11:38:07 AM PDT by SALChamps03
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21 posted on 08/05/2007 11:40:34 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

A friend of mine belongs to a patriotic motorcycle riders group. I am not sure of their name. However, one of their activities is to volunteer to escort military funerals (at family’s request). They surround the gravesite with a flag line, thus providing a physical and visual barrier in order to spare the family from having to see these ridiculous protesters.


22 posted on 08/05/2007 11:41:22 AM PDT by SALChamps03
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To: Aeronaut

“That whole bunch are vermin. (With all due respect to vermin)”

Vermin do not do it with malice of intent!


23 posted on 08/05/2007 11:41:48 AM PDT by BuffaloJack
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To: Brynn2007

I don’t believe God takes kindly to people that blame him for acts of Satan. (What i was taught anyway). God does and will punish.


24 posted on 08/05/2007 11:43:33 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: MplsSteve; JulieRNR21; ExTexasRedhead; wagglebee; Kuksool; BenLurkin; EternalVigilance

Fred Phelps and his ridiculous church are really reaching a new low, even for them. I can only imagine what they have planned next.


25 posted on 08/05/2007 11:47:34 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Open borders and outsourcing are opposite sides of the same coin)
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To: Brynn2007

These people are going to get themselves killed, and it will be considered justiifiable.


26 posted on 08/05/2007 11:51:12 AM PDT by Clam Digger (Hey Bill O'Reilly, you suck! How's that for pithy?)
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To: SALChamps03; StarCMC

Patriot Guard riders.

Star can tell you more.


27 posted on 08/05/2007 11:52:26 AM PDT by Clam Digger (Hey Bill O'Reilly, you suck! How's that for pithy?)
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To: Brynn2007

One really has to wonder whether these idiots really feel this way, or are they operatives for the Left, seeking to discredit Conservatives for their views on this issue? Perhaps only their leader knows their true agenda. I know, people will say Occam’s Razor, tinfoil hats, etc., but you really have to wonder.


28 posted on 08/05/2007 11:56:10 AM PDT by LongTimeMILurker
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To: Brynn2007
It is my opinion that the Phelps are raving Leftists, pretending to be evangelicals in order to make evangelicals look bad

Notice that they NEVER, EVER protest at gay pride parades, or at the funerals of gay men. Notice also that no radical gay group has ever taken any action against them

29 posted on 08/05/2007 11:58:08 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Open Season rocks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymLJz3N8ayI)
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To: lesser_satan

Words fail me. How these people got this evil is a bit of a mystery to me...


30 posted on 08/05/2007 11:58:34 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: cammie
Is it a sin to pray for a virulent genetic disease to wipe out this as!wipe family?

Yes. You should pray that they have a revelation (a la Saul of Tarsus) and become Christians.

Unless you yourself are not a Christian. Then consult your own faith's tenets for the proper attitude to take.

31 posted on 08/05/2007 12:05:29 PM PDT by Cheburashka (Another great rock and roll band name: Hillary and the Hot Springs Mafia)
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To: Brynn2007
In Minneapolis, the protesters will probably be welcomed with open arms. They ususally chicken out of their announced protests in the rural south.
32 posted on 08/05/2007 12:10:58 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: LongTimeMILurker

They harass fewer people than Hillary does.

(I’m just saying.)


33 posted on 08/05/2007 12:13:47 PM PDT by donna (The United States Constitution and the Koran are mutually exclusive.)
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To: Brynn2007

Never heard of these people. Why do they protest? What reason do they give? What do their signs say?


34 posted on 08/05/2007 12:14:04 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Xenalyte

Governor Pawlenty should pre-emptively announce that he will pardon anybody who attacks these subhumans.


35 posted on 08/05/2007 12:16:19 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: Brynn2007

Would someone please sue them for harassment and under RICO for extortion? Please!!!!


36 posted on 08/05/2007 12:16:24 PM PDT by Maigrey (The wand chooses the wizard, as much as the wizard chooses the wand... Mr. Ollivander)
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To: ConservativeofColor
This picture needs to be shown everywhere , so that people clue up on Al 's hypocracy, and who his friends are!






Welcome to FR!
37 posted on 08/05/2007 12:19:28 PM PDT by Issaquahking (Duncan Hunter for president!)
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To: Brynn2007

Is there no end to this Idiot and his Kook KLAN! Yes, I said KLAN, because that’s the politest thing I can say about them


38 posted on 08/05/2007 12:19:39 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SauronOfMordor
It is my opinion that the Phelps are raving Leftists, pretending to be evangelicals in order to make evangelicals look bad

Notice that they NEVER, EVER protest at gay pride parades, or at the funerals of gay men. Notice also that no radical gay group has ever taken any action against them

You may well have something there. I've suspected as much for some time, as well.

39 posted on 08/05/2007 12:22:41 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Veto!
Never heard of these people. Why do they protest? What reason do they give? What do their signs say?

Here's their website. Go there and be disgusted.

God is really disappointed with the Phelps family.

40 posted on 08/05/2007 12:24:31 PM PDT by Cheburashka (Another great rock and roll band name: Hillary and the Hot Springs Mafia)
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To: Brynn2007

Oh, Lord...

What can I do but to pray as any good Christian and Zero Wing geek should...?

...FOR GREAT JUSTICE.


41 posted on 08/05/2007 12:24:41 PM PDT by RichInOC (God really doesn't use the ZOT as often as He's entitled to, does He?)
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To: Brynn2007
WBC of Topeka is a non-prophet organization.

The more we are able to isolate and ignore this fringe group -- the sooner they will fade back into the woodwork.

Perhaps contact your local/state Patriot Guard Riders -- they may be willing to mount up a mission to run interference against the ugggs...

Justa thought.... MHO...

42 posted on 08/05/2007 12:34:06 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: lesser_satan
Governor Pawlenty should pre-emptively announce that he will pardon anybody who attacks these subhumans.

No need for pardons, just find them guilty of a civil infraction, like a parking ticket, fine them a huge amount like five dollars, and justice is served.

I have always considered this the proper way to treat someone who attacks a flag burner.

My only restriction is the punch can not do any permanent physical damage or break any bones...

43 posted on 08/05/2007 12:35:21 PM PDT by Mark was here (Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?)
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To: MplsSteve

Do we have any information as to when and where these funerals will be held so we can go and defend the families from these nuts?


44 posted on 08/05/2007 12:36:22 PM PDT by Reaganesque (Romney for President 2008)
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To: Brynn2007
No offense to you, but why would ANYBODY pay the slightest attention to these fringe kooks?
Wasn't this "Phelps Family of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas" nothing more that a sneaky Democrat political operation to try to smear Christianity? Although there may have been some impact from the soundbites early on, these crackpots have long since "jumped the shark". Time to forget about them.
45 posted on 08/05/2007 12:43:32 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Riley
It is my opinion that the Phelps are raving Leftists, pretending to be evangelicals

I agree. I'm curious where they get the funding to travel as much as they do.

46 posted on 08/05/2007 12:45:59 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: lesser_satan

People who drive across bridges are ruining our country.


47 posted on 08/05/2007 12:47:37 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Brynn2007

Can’t the Baptist doing something about removing the name from this group (Westboro Baptist Church)WBC or sue them?


48 posted on 08/05/2007 12:48:14 PM PDT by restornu (Romney keeps his eyes on the mission, and not on those who attacks his campaign!)
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To: Brynn2007
The people of Minneapolis and elsewhere should chip in for buses and at a distance, make a human wall around the funeral site.

Ditchable hat pins acceptable to take care of anyone attempting to crash through the tight cordon.

Leni

49 posted on 08/05/2007 12:49:55 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Three Cheers for the FRed, White and Blue !)
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To: Brynn2007
The Westboro cult is evil. They see malice where other people see only genuine tragedy. And the way they exploit human suffering is reprehensible and an affront to the conscience.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

50 posted on 08/05/2007 12:51:45 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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